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The integrated pilot program at PFA takes just two years to complete and the newly qualified pilots will have all the certificates they need to start a career within an airline. The program requires motivation and dedication, and students are challenged both on their efforts and attitudes from the first day of school to prepare them for a career as a pilot.

Course plan

At the very first day of the pilot program you will receive a uniform and an iPad which contain the total syllabus. The program starts off with 8 months of theoretical education in ATPL (A). Then the students will have about 230 flight-and simulator hours before they must pass a skill test conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority. The students will then receive an international pilot certificate (EASA CPL (A) IR ME with frozen ATPL (A)) and are ready to start their career as airline pilots.


During the pilot program, students will be educated in 12 subjects and sit through 14 exams. It is 750 hours in the classroom with 6 hours of teaching each day. All teaching is conducted in English.

Flight training

Students start flight training in a single-engine Diamond DA40NG where they have 89 flight hours, before they advance to a multi-engine Diamond DA42NG-simulator. A total of 106 flight hours are performed in Diamond DA42NG multi-engine aircraft, where 40 hours are conducted in the Diamond DA42NG simulator. In the last semester, students learn how to operate bigger aircraft in the APS MCC-course (35 hours) in the school’s advanced Boeing 737 simulator.

UPRT (Upset Prevention and Recovery Training) is included as a mandatory part of the pilot training from 2020.

Course starts


September 16th 2020 – Open for enrollment

Sandefjord Torp

August 19th 2020 – FULL
September 9th 2020 – FULL

January 2021 – Open for enrollment
August 2021 – Open for enrollment

Read more about our admission test and enrollment procedure here!